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19 Tailors Quotes

May Moorland weavers boast Pindaric skill, And tailors' lays be longer than their bill! While punctual beaux reward the grateful notes, And pay for poems--when they pay for coats.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 781)

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Thy gown? Why, ay--come, tailor, let us see't. O mercy, God, what masquing stuff is there? What's this, a sleeve? 'Tis like a demi-cannon. What, up and down carved like an apple tart? Here's snip and nip and cut and slish and slash, Like to a censer in a barber's shop. Why, what's a devil's name, tailor, call'st thou this?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio at IV, iii)

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Thy clothes are all the soul thou hast.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Honest Man's Fortune (act V, sc. 3, l. 170)

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'Twas when young Eustace wore his heart in's breeches.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Elder Brother (act V)

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Great is the Tailor, but not the greatest.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Goethe's Works

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Sister, look ye, How, by a new creation of my tailor's I've shook off old mortality.

John Ford Quotes , Source: The Fancies Chaste and Noble (act I, sc. 3)

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A tailor, though a man of upright dealing,-- True but for lying,--honest but for stealing,-- Did fall one day extremely sick by chance And on the sudden was in wondrous trance.

Sir John Harrington Quotes , Source: Of a Precise Tailor

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It takes nine tailors to make a man. [Fr., Il faut neuf tailleurs pour faire un homme.]

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Royal King and Loyal Subject (act II, sc. 2)

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Get me some French tailor To new-create you.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: Renegade (act III, sc. 1)

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King Stephen was a worthy peere, His breeches cost him but a crowne; He held them sixpence all too deere, Therefore he call'd the taylor lowne.

Thomas Percy Quotes , Source: Reliques--Take Thy Old Cloak About Thee (st. 7)

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One commending a Tayler for his dexteritie in his profession, another standing by ratified his opinion, saying tailors had their business at their fingers' ends. - William Hazlitt,

William Hazlitt Quotes , Source: Shakespeare Jest Books--Conceits, Clinches, Flashes and Whimzies (no. 93)

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'Tis not the robe or garment I affect; For who would marry with a suit of clothes?

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Royal King and Loyal Subject (act II, sc. 2)

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What a fine man Hath your tailor made you!

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: City Madam (act I, sc. 2)

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As if thou e'er wert angry But with thy tailor! and yet that poor shred Can bring more to the making up of a man, Than can be hoped from thee; thou art his creature; And did he not, each morning, new create thee, Thou'dst stink and be forgotten.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: Fatal Dowry (act III, sc. 1)

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Yes, if they would thank their maker, And seek no further, but they have new creators, God tailor and god mercer.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: A Very Woman (act III, sc. 1, l. 161)

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Th' embroider'd suit at least he deem'd his prey; That suit an unpaid tailor snatched away.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: The Dunciad (bk. II, l. 117)

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(Cloten:) Thou villain base, Know'st me not by my clothes? (Guiderius:) No, nor thy tailor, rascal, Who is thy grandfather. He made those clothes, Which, as it seems, make thee.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Cloten & Guiderius at IV, ii)

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(Cornwall:) Thou art a strange fellow. A tailor make a man? (Kent:) A tailor, sir. A stonecutter or a painter could not have made him ill, though they had been but two years o' th' trade.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Cornwall & Kent at II, ii)

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All his reverend wit Lies in his wardrobe.

John Webster Quotes , Source: White Devil (act II, sc 1)

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